SIGNAL Blogs

October 14, 2008
By Katie Packard

Quintron Systems Incorporated has received an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract from NASA to provide a command and control communications systems that will be used at the rocket engine test stands at the John. C. Stennis Space Center, NASA's largest rocket engine test facility.

October 14, 2008
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has been awarded a contract valued at up to $13.5 million for engineering services in support of the Maritime Integrated Air and Missile Defense Planning System, a successor to the Area Air Defense Commander Capability. MIPS is an operational-level planning tool designed to help the Joint Force Maritime Component Commander rapidly analyze and optimize alternatives for defeating current or projected air and missile threats.

October 10, 2008
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics Information Technology has been awarded a contract for integrated logistics support for foreign military sales. The Naval Air Systems Command awarded the five-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract, which has a total potential value of $183 million if all options are exercised. General Dynamics will provide logistics, technical program management, configuration management, financial management, acquisition and administrative support to the Naval Aviation Foreign Military Sales programs.

October 10, 2008
By Katie Packard

Harris Corporation has received a $140 million order to provide systems integration and information technology services to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). Harris Corporation will provide core information technology and integration services to assist the NGA in its transition to a modern infrastructure service provider and an application service provider environment.

October 10, 2008
By Katie Packard

QinetiQ North America has been awarded a $206 million, multiple-award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to provide life cycle support services to the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, San Diego's command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance programs in Philadelphia.

October 10, 2008
By Katie Packard

SPADAC has received a $1.1 million contract by the Office of Naval Research to support its expeditionary maneuver warfare and combating terrorism programs to address dynamic threat mapping. The objective of the system, called Behavioral Trajectories, is to predict shifts in enemy behavior by developing a decision aid that captures and analyzes both spatial location and time dynamics of events and background processes.

October 10, 2008
By Katie Packard

ODIN Technologies has been awarded a $75.5 million, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract from the U.S. Army's Product Manager Joint-Automatic Identification Technology (PM J-AIT) Office for total AIT and radio-frequency identification solutions.

October 10, 2008
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a $128 million, firm-fixed-priced contract from the U.S. Army to provide lightweight laser designator rangefinder systems, which provide battle-proven targeting capability for laser-guided, Global Positioning System-guided and conventional munitions.

October 10, 2008
By Katie Packard

Dynamics Research Corporation (DRC) has received a task order valued at $4.8 million from the U.S. Air Force Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center at Tinker Air Force Base. DRC will provide developmental research supporting the establishment of the Item Unique Identification (IUID) umbrella program for Air Force depots. The task order will expand the U.S.

October 9, 2008
By H. Mosher

Lt. Gen. Harry D. Raduege Jr., USAF (Ret.) posits some interesting questions in this month's incoming columns. Looking at the nature of enterprise risk, he wonders whether any of our readers have ever been notified that their personal data had been exposed:

I have ... and it is not a comforting feeling. It also makes you immediately question the care and practices of the organizations that solicited your trust in safeguarding your private information.

October 9, 2008
By Henry Kenyon

The star-studded presentations continued here in Miami, with the second combatant command commander speaking in as many days. Adm. James Stavridis, USN, commander, U.S. Southern Command, gave the last address of SOUTH telling the luncheon audience that the Americas are not the United States' backyard or front porch. "It's a home that we share together," he said. The admiral went on to emphasize that the fundamental problem in the area is poverty, and that drugs and terrorism are symptoms of that problem.

October 8, 2008
By Henry Kenyon

SOUTH 2008 carried a strong message during its first day of public sessions--everyone here has a drug problem. In fact, all of the Americas has a drug problem. Countering that problem is a matter of national and international importance and security, especially because the drug trade has finance links to terrorism. Speeches and presentations mainly focused on cocaine and its growth and effects. Lt. Gen. Glenn F. Spears, USAF, deputy commander, U.S.

October 8, 2008
By Katie Packard

Lockheed Martin Corporation and the State of Qatar have signed a $393.6 million contract for the purchase of four C-130J Super Hercules airlifters plus training and spares. The package includes four aircraft, training of aircrew and maintenance technicians, spares, ground support and test equipment, and a team of technical specialists who will be based in Qatar during an initial support period.

October 8, 2008
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract under the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command Rapid Response program to provide support services at multiple locations in Southwest Asia. The Support Services at U.S. Air Forces Central Installations task order is valued at almost $37 million over one base year and one option year.

October 8, 2008
By Katie Packard

Rockwell Collins is modifying a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract with the U.S. Air Force for $26.2 million. The contract action will develop and demonstrate an affordable communications capability to interconnect five nodes types: weapons, tactical unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), dismounted ground forces, manned aircraft and strategic UAVs.

October 8, 2008
By Katie Packard

The Boeing Company and the U.S. Air Force are modifying a firm-fixed-price contract not to exceed $523.4 million.

October 8, 2008
By Katie Packard

EF Johnson Technologies Incorporated's 3e Technologies subsidiary has been awarded a $48 million contract from the U.S. Navy. This indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity, cost-plus-fixed-price contract calls for the company to design, test and implement a Navy-wide virtual perimeter monitoring system in support of the Navy's Commander, Naval Installations Command and the Transportation Security Administration.

October 8, 2008
By Katie Packard

Raytheon Company is being awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for a maximum of $679 million for the digital airport surveillance radar system, which is a joint U.S. Defense Department and Federal Aviation Administration activity to replace existing radar facilities at military and civilian airfields located worldwide.

October 6, 2008
By Katie Packard

Tompkins-Turner Grunley/Kinsley, a joint venture, has received a $128 million, firm-fixed-price contract for design/build, command, control, communication, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) center of excellence, Aberdeen Providing Ground, Maryland. U.S. Army Engineer District, Philadelphia, is the contracting activity.

October 6, 2008
By Katie Packard

ICx Technologies Incorporated has been awarded a $20.7 million, cost-plus-fixed-fee-price contract for systems engineering, analysis and integration of the Joint Nuclear Biological Chemical Reconnaissance System Increment 2. U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Acquisition Center, Aberdeen, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

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